Blame it on Coke

December 6th, 2007 · 158 comments

Casey from Shreveport, Louisiana spotted this on the Coke machine in the office break room. she clarifies: “Henry G.’s comment is in reference to the increase in price, not Katie’s wanting more Coke Zero.”

Due to the rising cost of soft drinks, the price of drinks has gone up to $1.25. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause. (! want COKE ZERO back! I'll buy more, I promise.)

Meanwhile, Breanna in L.A. saw this somewhat amusing notice in a liquor store on the corner of Hollywood and Wine. (“Did someone pee on it?” she wonders.)

Sorry for the incontinent, Coke Company has neglected to repair the cooler.

related: I’d like to buy the world a…Gatorade?

FILED UNDER: Coke · group bitchfest · Los Angeles · not my fault · office · raging against the machine · Say wha? · Shreveport · spelling and grammar police · vending machine drama


158 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Wade bang

    Coke cures incontinence?

    Is there no limit to its power?

    Dec 6, 2007 at 9:02 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Wade bang

      If this is true, I guess we will be seeing more Coca Cola ads during the nightly news.

      Dec 6, 2007 at 9:08 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   anglophile bang

      Side effects may cause irritability and the urge to write notes frequently.

      Dec 6, 2007 at 9:24 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Wade bang

    $125 for a damn soda?!?!

    That is BS!

    Dec 6, 2007 at 9:05 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Canthz_B bang

      $125 per bottle would make me incontinent! :-)

      Dec 6, 2007 at 9:25 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   Troy McClure bang

      “A hundred and twenty five greenbacks??!?!??!”
      Henry yells. “That is a mean tax!
      That’s bullshit!” he rants,
      As I hear, in his pants,
      His sphincter begin to relax.

      Dec 6, 2007 at 10:09 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   Canthz_B bang

    Does warm soda/pop cause incontinence?
    Shouldn’t this sign be on the restroom doors?

    Dec 6, 2007 at 9:15 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   Olivia

    This much thinking shouldn’t have to go into anything related to soda… my head hurts.

    Dec 6, 2007 at 9:17 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   Canthz_B bang

    It looks like note #1 has been saved in My Documents. In case the costs rise again they can just handwrite in the new price.

    Dec 6, 2007 at 9:20 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   anglophile bang

      Because retyping those whole two sentences with the perfect formating would be really hard!

      Dec 6, 2007 at 9:58 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   Rita

      Hell, deleting the old price in that file (if it’d been typed in) and then typing in the new price would be too hard!

      Dec 8, 2007 at 1:48 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   Canthz_B bang

      LOL

      Dec 8, 2007 at 2:54 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   Wade bang

    If you really felt sorry for the incontinent, you would allow them to consume their warm, stolen drinks in the bathroom.

    Dec 6, 2007 at 9:24 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Canthz_B bang

      A “Restrooms for employees only” sign in the same pic would have had me LTMSH! :-)

      Dec 6, 2007 at 9:31 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   Canthz_B bang

      LTMSH is “Laughing Til My Sides Hurt”, BTW :-D

      Dec 6, 2007 at 10:19 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.3   Doug Keaachie

      Well, you certainly wouldn’t want to be ROTFL on THAT floor!

      Dec 8, 2007 at 11:51 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   anglophile bang

    I wonder how badly they mangled “inconvenience” for the spell-checker to replace it with “incontinent”. Off to perform tests….

    Results are in! First try: “inconvinent” comes up as “incontinent”. I’m a little disappointed. I thought I’d have to work a little harder than that.

    Dec 6, 2007 at 9:26 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   Troy McClure bang

      Wow, it looks like the spell-checker is looking at the vowels as much as the consonants. How moronic. (Wouldn’t happen in Hebrew, I guess.)

      Dec 6, 2007 at 9:44 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   Wade bang

      I’m not so sure it was inconvenience.

      More likely, incompetence.

      Dec 7, 2007 at 1:14 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.3   park rose bang

      Means the writer was intending to say, ‘sorry for the inconvenient’. Sorry if it has been mentioned before. I am sorry for them, too.

      Dec 8, 2007 at 4:30 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.4   Doug Keaachie

      Looks to me like the spell check is obsessed with bowels, not vowels.

      Dec 8, 2007 at 11:54 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   Canthz_B bang

    “Sorry for the incontinent, Depends are sold eight miles up the road!”

    Dec 6, 2007 at 9:29 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   Rocky

    Oh My God!!!! There is just way too much material here – where to begin, where to end, ooooh, my head is spinning.

    And for some reason have unreasonable urge to pee!

    I’ll leave this one up to you guys, you do it so very, very well.

    Dec 6, 2007 at 9:30 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   Wade bang

    I don’t think I would buy any shampoo at that convenience store.

    or Snapple.

    Dec 6, 2007 at 9:39 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   Canthz_B bang

      So, lemonade is out then? :-)

      Dec 6, 2007 at 9:50 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   Canthz_B bang

    If Coke Company repairs the cooler can we pee in it again?

    –The Incontinent

    Dec 6, 2007 at 9:40 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   Writer, Rejected

    I think because coke can eat away at rust on metal, it probably has the same effect on the detrusor muscle of the bladder…..hence the incontinence problem. Makes a lot of sense, really.

    Dec 6, 2007 at 9:50 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   raiseyourglass

    LOL! Just DEPENDS on if the coke guy can fix it. pun intended (spell check only works if you know english)

    Dec 6, 2007 at 9:58 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   raiseyourglass

    so does this make coke #1 or #2….
    have a coke and a smile….
    time for the pepsi challenge….
    time to do a dew…

    Dec 6, 2007 at 10:05 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   Writer, Rejected

    Coke Zero has splenda in it. Have you noticed how freaking crazy people are for those little yellow packets? Always shoveling them into their purses and pockets and asking for it by name. I think there’s really crack crystals in that stuff. No wonder Katie wants more, more, more.

    Dec 6, 2007 at 10:09 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   ALA bang

      Nope. Different mix of the other fake stuff…Diet Coke with Splenda, that’s what you’re thinking of. I kow this because I have a Coke Zero in my left hand while typing with my right @ 6:43 a.m. EST. That said…YOU’LL GET MY COKE ZERO WHEN YOU PRY IT FROM MY COLD DEAD HAND.
      Tangent:
      Is Coke Zero called Coke Zed in the UK?

      Dec 7, 2007 at 6:45 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.2   Writer, Rejected

      They couldn’t come up with a zippier name than Diet Coke with Splenda? Excuse my misinformation though. So, what the hell is the diff between Coke Zero/Zed and Diet Coke? Come on, they think we’re idiots. Like we’re going to fall for that dumb trick.

      Dec 7, 2007 at 2:24 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.3   unholyghost2003 bang

      WR there IS actually a difference. Are you comfortable and ready for some Coke-lore?
      When MOST soda companies were making diet versions they simply took the corn syrup and sugar out and replaced them with “fake sugar.”
      When Coke decided to make a diet version they developed a new, sugar free formula that isn’t just Coke minus the sugar. Diet Coke has a different base syrup. People who are Diet Coke drinkers are FIERCELY loyal to their Diet Coke, prefering it OVER regular Coke, even if they don’t give a damn about calories. Then someone at Coke gets the bright idea “Hey! folks LOVE the Diet Coke syrup formula. They drink it even if they are NOT dieting. What if we do the opposite of what everyone else did in developing their diet versions and replace the fake sugar with corn syrup and real sugar?” and thus New Coke was born. The people REVOLTED. New Coke died. Coke Zero is the diet version engineered the usual way (replacing the syrup and sugar in the Coke Classic formula) Diet Coke still has its seperate fomula.

      Now You Know!

      Dec 7, 2007 at 2:45 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.4   mere bang

      i thought ‘zed’ was the way to say ‘z’ (‘zeee’), and not zero.
      i may be wrong.
      either way ‘diet coke with splenda’ was a great pr/marketing move.

      Dec 7, 2007 at 2:45 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.5   mamason bang

      Wow! You know waaay too much about Coke! :-)

      Dec 7, 2007 at 3:13 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.6   unholyghost2003 bang

      My Dad is a Coke aficionado and collector … it has just seeped into my brain.

      Dec 7, 2007 at 3:18 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.7   Writer, Rejected

      Wow. I feel very edumacated coca-colaly speaking. Thanks for the lesson. I still think they should ixnay on all the different versions, though. It’s confusing and annoying.

      I do remember when they introduced both Diet Coke for the first time and then New Coke some years later. One was such a phenomenal advertising success; the other was as phenomenally a failure.

      Dec 7, 2007 at 3:44 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.8   Wade bang

      Bubble Boy is all about Coke Zero, lol.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3QZ6xKQVD0

      Dec 7, 2007 at 7:26 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   raiseyourglass

    note 1- two questions.
    1. $1.25 for canned soda I agree that’s B.S. I’d strike.
    2. Do they even make coke zero still?

    Dec 6, 2007 at 10:13 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   Wade bang

      I looked at the original photo. If there is a decimal point, I can’t see it. Maybe it is under the loop of the 2.

      Dec 6, 2007 at 10:16 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.2   Canthz_B bang

      $125 would be about right for a bottled soda. Inflation sucks! :-)
      W.I.N. buttons for everyone!

      Dec 6, 2007 at 10:33 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.3   ALA bang

      1. I’ve been boycotting the $1.25 machines here on campus all semester – not only are bottles $1.25, but they raised cans to 75 cents. Utter nonsense, I tell you!!
      2. Not only do they still make the Coke Zero, some Wendy’s franchises are adding it to their drink options–for the greater good (my greater good at least).

      Dec 7, 2007 at 8:18 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.4   amy d bang

      Wade, I looked also. I looked at the original photo (largest size). It’s blurry, but I do think I spy a decimal point.

      Sign #1 is from my state, woo hoo! Southerners are extremely P-A, so I’m proud to see my state REPRESENT!

      Dec 7, 2007 at 9:49 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   WanderingPenguin bang

    I don’t see anywhere on that first note where it indicates that that’s the price for one drink. Between that and the mangled grammar (“…the price of drinks have gone up…”) I am going to assume that $125 will buy you that whole machine and all the drinks in it.

    Seems like rather a bargain to me. Unless that machine dispenses warm soda, in which case you will blow all your profits on Depends.

    Dec 6, 2007 at 11:00 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   mamason bang

    So the price of drinks has gone up due the rising cost of… ummm… drinks?
    This message brought to you by the joint efforts of the Department of Redundancy Department and the American Society For Obvious Statements of America.

    Dec 7, 2007 at 12:09 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   SilverIris bang

      The Committee for the Reduction of Redundancy and the Antiproliferation of Repetition is working diligently to stamp out, abolish, eradicate, and remove this kind of egregious redundancy, which is evidenced in the aforementioned sign and ought to be reworded or removed because it is unnecessarily redundant and that it exactly the kind of thing we are looking to eliminate.

      Dec 8, 2007 at 1:19 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.2   mamason bang

      Beautiful! Just beautiful!
      *dabs tear from eye*

      Dec 8, 2007 at 2:32 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   mamason bang

    I think it’s lovely that the proprietors of this fine establishment feel such compassion for the incontinent that they post it publicly.

    Dec 7, 2007 at 12:12 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   Rain

    Anglophile is right. It doesn’t take much to get “inconvenience” spell-checked to “incontinent.” I’ve seen documents in the past (from my fearless leaders, of course!) with the same error.

    And to raiseyourglass, I just got a coupon at the grocery store checkout for a free Coke Zero. I hate the taste of Splenda more than Aspartame, however, and strongly prefer Tab for that incomparable saccharin taste!

    Dec 7, 2007 at 12:32 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   Reality bang

    the way that the SORRY is written in red makes you wonder if they really do feel bad for all the incontinent……I wonder if they have ever changed a diaper. Or even worse took 80 year old out for soda? eeeewwww “But Mom there is no public bathroom, I am driving as fast as I can.” :x

    Dec 7, 2007 at 12:40 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   mamason bang

    Do you mean to tell me that if those bastards at Coca-Cola would just fix that damn cooler, then I would be able to stop pissing my pants?

    Dec 7, 2007 at 12:50 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   GhostWriter bang

      You might be able to, but would you want to?

      Dec 7, 2007 at 5:46 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   mamason bang

    Hey! Who do I have to blow to get “Word!”?

    Dec 7, 2007 at 12:56 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   Canthz_B bang

      ME!! hee hee :-D

      Unitard. :-(

      Dec 7, 2007 at 1:11 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.2   GhostWriter bang

      Wear it proud, Canthz- most forget the meaningful anagram, “You are Untruth’s wet maid” and the responsibilities that come with the uniform.

      Dec 7, 2007 at 9:43 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.3   mamason bang

      Damn! I get a -3 rating for this? Come on! That was funny! And CB gets a
      -2 for responding?
      Tough room.
      Blow me! 8-)

      Dec 7, 2007 at 11:51 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.4   unholyghost2003 bang

      Not that I would ever doubt the wisdom of the PAN Goddess nor am I ungrateful for my Word! repeat … but yeah, I don’t know mamason. Perhaps make an offering directly to the PAN Goddess?

      Dec 7, 2007 at 12:03 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.5   amy d bang

      Trying to teach us how to whistle Mamason? I think that the nobility alone should warrant positive ratings.

      All hail Mamason!

      Dec 7, 2007 at 12:03 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.6   mamason bang

      Amy- You are so cheeky! :-P

      Uhg- I was trying to be coy. ;-)

      Dec 7, 2007 at 12:13 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.7   unholyghost2003 bang

      No offense, but I doubt that PAN Goddess wants you to blow her. Maybe your could… stop right there.

      Dec 7, 2007 at 12:23 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.8   Writer, Rejected

      Don’t be heterosexist. We don’t know.

      Dec 7, 2007 at 2:27 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.9   unholyghost2003 bang

      I thought We DID know that Pan Goddess is a she? I am only saying that BLOW is the wrong term for a similar act that can be performed on a female.

      Dec 7, 2007 at 2:34 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.10   Writer, Rejected

      No, I meant….maybe she’s a lesbian. Heterosexist is when you think everyone is heterosexual, dude. Maybe she would want to get blown by a woman. There’s nothing wrong with that…we should make everyone feel welcome, especially the goddess.

      Dec 7, 2007 at 3:46 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.11   unholyghost2003 bang

      WR,
      I know … I was saying that you don’t blow women, you eat them. But I was trying to keep it PG 13

      Dec 7, 2007 at 3:53 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.12   mamason bang

      I, the least favored one, humbly submit that the conversations sparked by inane ramblings are…
      FUCKING DELICIOUS!! :-P

      Dec 7, 2007 at 4:05 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.13   GVI bang

      :|

      Dec 7, 2007 at 4:16 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.14   Writer, Rejected

      I suppose if you had to say something was fucking delicious after Unholyghost’s remark, you did a fine job of choosing carefully. :-)

      Dec 8, 2007 at 9:49 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #24   Canthz_B bang

    What sadistic evil genius is in the business of selling liquor to the incontinent and expressing sympathy for them at the same time?

    Dec 7, 2007 at 1:10 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #24.1   Canthz_B bang

      And on the corner of Hollywood and Vine to boot!! LOL

      Dec 7, 2007 at 1:24 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #25   amazon bang

    Anyone familiar with Hollywood, and the number of bums and drunken clubbers that abound, will realize that the incontinence statement makes a lot of sense.

    Dec 7, 2007 at 1:22 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   Reality bang

    The sign should read: Caution too much liquor may cause incontinence!!! Restrooms for Employees ONLY! :P

    Dec 7, 2007 at 1:22 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   Reality bang

    I wonder if Coke owns company that makes Depends? I say it is time to make an investment! Note to self, Call my Broker ASAP!

    Dec 7, 2007 at 1:29 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   mamason bang

      Or your brocker. ;-)

      Dec 7, 2007 at 12:39 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.2   Rocky

      you beat me to it mamason!

      Dec 7, 2007 at 4:09 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.3   park rose bang

      Off me brocker, I am. No, wait. That’s still bonkers :-)

      Dec 8, 2007 at 2:16 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #28   Canthz_B bang

    Incontinence is a dicey term. Are we talking snake-eyes or box-cars? :-P

    Dec 7, 2007 at 1:37 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   A.A guy

    And the marathon for the incontinent begins…now.

    Dec 7, 2007 at 2:06 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #30   A.A guy

    1.25 for a pop? Is that Canadian or American? I can understand the U.S price being reasonable …but….

    Dec 7, 2007 at 2:12 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #30.1   Canthz_B bang

      LOL

      Dec 7, 2007 at 2:52 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.2   casey

      Casey – note #1 submitter! This took place in America, hence the Shreveport, LOUISIANA!!! Is there a Louisiana in Canada???

      Dec 7, 2007 at 9:42 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.3   GhostWriter bang

      Maybe not, but there’s plenty of French Cajun in Louisiana!

      Dec 7, 2007 at 9:50 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.4   Wade bang

      GW

      Shreveport is in north Louisiana.

      Cajuns call that Yankeeland, lol.

      Dec 7, 2007 at 10:08 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.5   casey

      Hallelujah, I am originally from New Orleans and this really is Yankee land, lol!!!

      Dec 7, 2007 at 10:17 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.6   Rachel

      haha, we’re not that bad here in shreveport!

      Dec 10, 2007 at 2:01 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #31   nerdabilly

    If you’re incontinent it’s probably not a good idea to drink Coke in the first place!

    That said, the spell-checker issue is understandable, but couldn’t they at least read the sign first?

    Dec 7, 2007 at 9:36 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   Katzndogz bang

    Wilmore Snack Sales motto:

    “We WIL charge you MORE!”

    Dec 7, 2007 at 9:40 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   GhostWriter bang

    Warm Coke may lead to suffering incontinence, but cold Pepsi promotes relaxing in the ocean.

    (that happens to be a pun, so read it again…)

    Dec 7, 2007 at 9:48 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #33.1   Karen bang

      Wow, GW, I’m trying really hard, but I’m just not there. Maybe I missed an earlier note ?

      And btw, WP, have you forgotten what day this is ? (speaking of an earlier note)

      Dec 7, 2007 at 10:52 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.2   WanderingPenguin bang

      Nope, I sure did not – I just got here, though.

      Happy V8-Abduction Day to everyone!

      Oh, and Happy Birthday to Lola.

      I think there was a third thing….? ;)

      Dec 7, 2007 at 11:43 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.3   GhostWriter bang

      My first pun sucked- Maybe this one is better-

      The Coke company (and its capitalistic domination) has force many to suffer incontinence (mostly, Asia and Africa.)

      Dec 7, 2007 at 12:13 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.4   unholyghost2003 bang

      *rimshot* I get it!

      Dec 7, 2007 at 12:21 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.5   Karen bang

      omg….now all of it totally makes sense ! Hilarious !

      Dec 7, 2007 at 12:50 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.6   park rose bang

      Pertinent, but maybe not hilarious, though I agree with the sentiment. What about the Pepsi part of the comment, or don’t worry? Forgive me. Am not so clever. I somehow think cold Pepsi leading to relaxing in the ocean leads to comments about urine (in shampoo bottles and the like). Pepsi is responsible for the King of Lounge who resides on the ocean floor? Enlighten me, please…?

      Dec 8, 2007 at 2:25 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.7   Doug Keaachie

      Will WWIII be fought with incontinent missles, full of ?

      Dec 9, 2007 at 12:07 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #34   unholyghost2003 bang

    $1.25 for soda is insane! No. WTF are they doing with all the PROFITS from these machines? Breakroom soda machines should be run AT COST or the profits used to purchase fruit and cake. In my office building cans cost $.50 and bottles cost $1.00 and the PROFITS made on this are used to fund “The Sunshine Fund” (AKA the providers of Fruit and Cake for holiday parties) There is NO WAY IN HELL that they are charging $1.25 and not making money on their staff. BASTARDS!

    Dec 7, 2007 at 11:25 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   wickedopinion bang

    WP – A new haiku…for you!

    This note – not P.A.
    Yes, I read the disclaimer.
    I’m bored, new note please!

    Dec 7, 2007 at 11:26 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #35.1   WanderingPenguin bang

      All notes are P/A:
      See “W.T.F.”; but
      Yes, these two are dull! :D

      Dec 7, 2007 at 11:46 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.2   Writer, Rejected

      I’m such a sheep that I didn’t know I was bored until you pointed it out. (I’m a PAN-sheep. Baah.) Seriously, Penguin, now I’m totally bored. I think whatever is suggested sometimes. I hate that. Like, also, I wish I had a New Coke to drink right now…..and I am, as it turns out, peeing in my pants.

      Dec 7, 2007 at 3:49 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.3   park rose bang

      Oh, the all notes are p/a comment, again. Parking tickets, court summons, electricity bills… Beats having the yakuza knocking on your door. Face to face communication can be distressing – and clarity is not an automatic outcome. Can be just as p/a when speaking as when writing. However, WP, respect you and enjoy all your comments. :-) WR, hope you woke up and it was all a dream and there was not a nasty wet patch in the bed. ;-)

      Dec 8, 2007 at 2:31 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #36   unholyghost2003 bang

    Happy B-day Karen! (right?) … ever find your V8?

    Dec 7, 2007 at 11:28 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #37   Karen bang

    Oh so close, uhg…..LOL

    Yes, it would be Happy V8 Abduction Day ! (it’s on my calendar, right underneath Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day)

    And, Happy Birthday to Lola, if you’re around !

    Dec 7, 2007 at 11:36 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #37.1   unholyghost2003 bang

      damn! I knew it was SOMEONE’S birthday!

      Dec 7, 2007 at 11:40 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #37.2   WanderingPenguin bang

      …and then you went and gave it away anyhow. Damn! :)

      Dec 7, 2007 at 11:44 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #38   Jodi Blaze

    So, is incontinence plural for incontinent?

    Dec 7, 2007 at 12:33 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #38.1   unholyghost2003 bang

      incontinence = n
      inconinent = adj

      *now off imagining a world where we pluralize adj.*

      sorry, very tired today

      hmm maybe that should be the new language trend .. pluralizing adj instead of trying to force adv to modify the adj. mmmmmmm

      Dec 7, 2007 at 12:44 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #38.2   mamason bang

      zzzzzzzzz…

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  • #39   Bas

    I am pretty sure that by $ they mean 1 dollar, could have been 90 cents before, maybe.
    But ye i want my coke zero back too.

    Dec 7, 2007 at 1:36 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #40   Bucklehoneysuckle bang

    I HATE when people make errors on signs that are posted in public places. I mean, did the note writer blindfold himself to type it AND tape it up?! Did he not READ it himself and realize the mistake?

    We just put up a new Veterans War Memorial in my area and my grandpa does masonry work, so he is the one who built it, but on the PLAQUE outside of this VERY EXPENSIVE memorial where they list the people involved, they have Donald H., Contactor. … :| CONTACTOR? Come on people, CONTRACTOR, give me an ‘R’!!

    AND, there is a sign on the side of the road not far from here that says “Family Dinning”…a freaking BILLBOARD that misspelt DINING. I want to go in and be like “Yes, I’d like to have a Coke without incontinent, and one less ‘N’ please and thanks.”

    Wow. I really rambled there, but see how it went full circle?! ;)

    Dec 7, 2007 at 2:40 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #40.1   unholyghost2003 bang

      BHS,
      maybe there is ANOTHER Donald H and the OTHER Donald H Called everyone to tell them about the memorial. Maybe your grandfather was left off the plaque entirely. feel better ;)

      Well I tried! :-D

      Dec 7, 2007 at 2:51 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #40.2   Bucklehoneysuckle bang

      Hah. Except it had his last name too, which is very uncommon for the area, pretty much MY FAMILY. :)

      But, yes, that would actually make me feel better. Then I would know that someone actually double checked the plaque before putting it up in a public place. Hah.

      Dec 7, 2007 at 2:54 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #40.3   Doug Keaachie

      When the handicap curbs went in in the Richmond District of San Francisco, they redid the street names in concrete.

      We had 20th Street, followed by 21th Street, followed by 22th Street, followed by 23th Street.
      The ensuing fight eventually resulted in jackhammers on parade and a redo. Sorry about misspelling missile in that last post.

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  • #41   mere bang

    katie b. dots her ‘i’ with a heart, doesn’t she?
    coke zero= pointless (oh, wait, does it still have the caffeine?)

    Dec 7, 2007 at 2:43 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #42   GhostWriter bang

    Here’s another way that warm Coke can cause incontinence: Place your sleeping friend’s hand in a bowl of warm Coke. Great for slumber parties.

    Dec 7, 2007 at 2:45 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #42.1   Writer, Rejected

      I remember those days. Also, we thought we could put each other into trances by rubbing one another’s temples. So innocent!

      Dec 7, 2007 at 3:50 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #42.2   Canthz_B bang

      They do that prank at Band Camp too! :-)

      Dec 7, 2007 at 4:00 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #43   mamason bang

    I am sofa king…

    Dec 7, 2007 at 3:58 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #44   Kite

    So the question is, do you say “pop” “soda” “soda-pop” or “coke”?

    Dec 7, 2007 at 4:05 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #44.1   GVI bang

      Or softdrink.

      Dec 7, 2007 at 4:23 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #44.2   Writer, Rejected

      Where I grew up they said pop. When I left that place and traveled out into the world, I discovered I was a pariah and no one knew what the hell I was talking about, so I switched to soda. I also got rid of my regional accent. No pride. (Sigh.)

      Dec 8, 2007 at 9:53 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #44.3   SilverIris bang

      WR, I did the exact same thing when I left my Minnesotan homeland. Although now the rest of the country understands me, when I go home I am ridiculed for not saying “pop” like the rest of my Nordic and Swedish counterparts. My only justification to my family for calling it “soda” when I am home: it is right there in our state name – we do NOT call it Minne-POP!

      Dec 8, 2007 at 1:33 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #44.4   Writer, Rejected

      Minesoooooda…..land of a thousand pops.

      Dec 8, 2007 at 11:43 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #44.5   Doug Keaachie

      or, if you are incontinent, the land of a thousand “poops.”

      Dec 9, 2007 at 12:20 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #45   Canthz_B bang

    “Your books look great Mrs. Wilmore! Profits from soft drink sales are up 25 percent!”

    Dec 7, 2007 at 4:32 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #46   Ariadne bang

    Kite – Here is a handy-dandy map that tells you who calls it what by region. Wonder no more! :)

    Dec 7, 2007 at 4:32 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #46.1   unholyghost2003 bang

      strange how WI is split Soda vs Pop … but we say bubbler so WTF do we know!

      Dec 7, 2007 at 4:41 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #46.2   Wade bang

      Maybe it was a case of transference.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubbler

      Dec 7, 2007 at 4:46 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #46.3   Karen bang

      Very fascinating map. I’m thinking an errant blue in the middle of all the red is probably a transplant originally from the blue area….and so on.

      What a great puzzle that would make !

      I have entirely too much time on my hands. ;-)

      Dec 7, 2007 at 4:46 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #46.4   Bucklehoneysuckle bang

      Wow. I must be totally strange for AR. I say “soda”… Most of AR, however, does say “coke” like the map suggests.

      Dec 7, 2007 at 4:49 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #46.5   Wade bang

      Another interesting way to break down the data would be by actual population, rather than by county, since it tends to skew the perception to the rural side. After all, soft drinks are consumed by people, not acreage.

      I knew that urban planning degree would pay off some day.

      Dec 7, 2007 at 4:56 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #46.6   amy d bang

      Almost all of Louisiana says “Coke”. WTF is wrong with that one Parish (Catahoula) that says “pop”, I’ll never know.

      They better get with the program!

      Dec 7, 2007 at 4:59 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #46.7   Canthz_B bang

      Interesting Karen and Wade, I thought there were migration patterns in there.

      Dec 7, 2007 at 6:52 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #46.8   Rocky

      Looks like Alaska has a soda-identity crisis going on! Ariadne – how did you even find that map or even know to look for it?
      BTW: This is what universities are doing with federal grant money now?

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  • #47   Ariadne bang

    uhg – “bubbler” is not one I’ve heard before – but it makes sense to me! I think “other” would also cover one of my favs – “sodie-pop”.

    Dec 7, 2007 at 4:43 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #47.1   unholyghost2003 bang

      Oh! Bubbler is a “water fountain” I was just saying we have strange ways referencing beverages so it isn’t surprising that we are split (almost 50/50) on the soda vs pop issue

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  • #48   Lurker

    It would be “Coke Naught,” not “Coke Zed.”

    Dec 7, 2007 at 5:11 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #48.1   unholyghost2003 bang

      Coke Naught lest ye be Coked

      Dec 7, 2007 at 5:14 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #48.2   Writer, Rejected

      Coke Naughty…a whole new marketing experiment. I guess it would have vodka in it.

      Dec 8, 2007 at 9:54 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #48.3   PixelPerfect

      I was thinking it would be pronounced “Coke-Ought”… Kinda like the gun 30.0.6 is pronounced (thirty ought six).

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  • #49   GhostWriter bang

    Check out the fancy signature on the first note. It looks like a, K – - A – - n, hmm…

    OMG- It’s Kanthz B!

    Dec 7, 2007 at 5:26 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #49.1   Canthz_B bang

      No way!! I only drink Arizona’s Sweet Tea! :-D
      Could be my sister…

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  • #50   summer

    Max Headroom is turning over in his grave.

    Dec 7, 2007 at 6:52 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #51   summer

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzxHDqUz8Sk

    for those who don’t know, and happen to be interested in who Max is. you should know unless you are under 25 years of age. Then if you do I am impressed.

    Dec 7, 2007 at 6:58 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #52   A.A guy

    HOGAN……..COOLER!!

    Dec 7, 2007 at 8:19 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #52.1   Inga

      I don’t care if it’s a STEAL at $1.25, I’m not buying a drink made of male cow manure OR accidentally-released human urine. I shouldn’t have to. I don’t want to.

      I haven’t seen either marketing campaign from Team Coke. Just what sort of commercials cover these new products of theirs?

      Dec 7, 2007 at 9:22 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #52.2   mamason bang

      Inga- I’ve been tracking your progress through time! Glad you made it!

      Dec 7, 2007 at 9:33 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #52.3   Inga

      I felt compelled, somehow – it was the strangest thing! Too much Coke, I think.

      Dec 7, 2007 at 9:50 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #52.4   Canthz_B bang

      Klink: “Shultz, has the Coke Company fixed the cooler yet?”
      Shultz: “I see nothing, nothing!”

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  • #53   summer

    keep drinking shit, and keep getting sick, and keep complaining your diet doesn’t work………duhhhh eating a yogurt and a coke zero for lunch doesn’t do anything but fill you up with sugar!!! stop believing commercials!! how annoying am i?

    Dec 8, 2007 at 12:14 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #54   park rose bang

    I think (but only rarely) that as there doesn’t seem to be a new note for the weekend, and as I have had a few beers, but (yet) am able to type semi-coherently (gotta love touch typing class), despite not having the lights on, that comments on the fact that note number one is rather ragged around the edges are called for.

    I am not imaginative enough, myself, to take the ball and run with it. Maybe it’s not worth it – but hell, once I post it, it’s out there to prosper or die.

    And, can I now take the crown for the profusest (sic) use of parentheses ever?

    Dec 8, 2007 at 2:38 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #55   Canthz_B bang

    The other portions of the page were used in the same fashion throughout the store:
    “Due to the rising cost of Twinkies, the price of Twinkies *have gone up.”, etc.

    Dec 8, 2007 at 3:49 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #55.1   park rose bang

      Heh-heh. That’s what I was looking for. I almost spat my…no, never mind.

      Notice that note number two also seems to be written by somebody concerned with the whole reduce, reuse and recycle (?) ethos (two-sided).

      Dec 8, 2007 at 3:58 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #55.2   Karen bang

      Yeah, Twinkies and Coke – the breakfast of champ…..naaahhhh.

      Dec 8, 2007 at 10:25 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #56   Canthz_B bang

    Damned tree-huggers! :-D

    I keep forgetting to nest my comments…must be time for rest…4am, yeah…that’s about right! :-)

    Dec 8, 2007 at 4:08 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #57   Lurker

    Due to the rising price (and smell) of male cow manure and accidentally-released human urine, the cost of Naughty Coke has are going up to $1.257 per phial. It ain’t much, but then again neither are you.

    Dec 8, 2007 at 1:17 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #58   Writer, Rejected

    Have a naughty coke and a smile.

    Dec 8, 2007 at 11:41 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #59   The Sneak

    I have a shirt that says that. I got it at Delia’s. :]

    Dec 9, 2007 at 12:55 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
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